Tuesday, February 19, 2013

JFK's Portrait

Another downer. But for this creation, artist Aaron Shikler claimed that he didn't want to paint the eyes of a dead man. JFK appears brooding and lost in thought; he's slightly bent over, both elements meant to pay tribute to a fallen president. Still, the White House rendition (again) fails to capture that Kennedy mystique, that charisma that, for the briefest of moments, united a nation.


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